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Spring time means tick time

May 01, 2020 by Beckie Gaskill


Wisconsinites are all too familiar with ticks. Spring brings them out in full strength, it seems, and these creepy crawlers were the topic of PJ Liesch’s recent presentation “Wisconsin Ticks.” Liesch is the director of the UW Insect Diagnostic Laboratory. 

Liesch said there are three main types of ticks in Wisconsin, all of which are arthropods, not insects. This means they are in the same family as spiders, centipedes and millipedes. They are invertebrates with a hard exoskeleton. T...

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